Student Protests Our Hope for Saving Public Education

The students in Philadelphia, Newark, Chicago, Providence, Jefferson County Colorado and many other places who have protested policies that compromise their educations are the hope of the future. Because only student uprisings on the scale of those in the Sixties can hope to save public education from the catastrophe that has befallen it. Their protests, along with teacher strikes and parental test revolts represent the only forces strong enough to push back the test madness and rush to school privatization that is rapidly undermining public education as we know it, One of the great lessons of the Civil Rights movement and the struggle against the Vietnam War was that Democracy must be fought for in the streets as much as it is at the polls. It is a lesson we are finally starting to learn today. Solidarity with Philadelphia Teachers and with Philadelphia students who took to the streets to support them!!!